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May 23-27 is Anti-Racism Awareness Week in BC. According to a BC Government News Release, this week was designated in 2021 as “a chance for British Columbians to celebrate and learn about B.C.’s diverse culture, reflect on biases and stand together against racism.”
Impact North Shore’s Community Innovation team focuses on collaborating for equity through interactive activities and projects that aim to create more inclusive spaces for immigrants by unpacking and discussing racism, decolonization and discrimination. Our work challenges ways of doing with hands-on learning and explores new approaches for fostering diverse and equitable spaces.
This year for Anti-Racism Awareness week we are partnering with other organizations to host two community events:
Part 1: Wednesday, May 25, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Part 2: Friday, May 27, 9:30am – 12:00pm
In partnership with Resilience BC, the North Shore Anti-Racism Network, hosted by Impact North Shore, invites North Shore community members and organizations to attend a 2-part virtual practical training.
During these training sessions, you will have an opportunity to:
- Identify, interrupt, and address racism
- Gain confidence in using de-escalation and intervention strategies
- Expand your “allyship” toolkit
Learn more here: https://impactnorthshore.ca/our-workshops/community-bystander-workshop/ (Please note: Attendance at Part 1 is required to participate in Part 2)
Thursday, May 26, 9:30am – 10:30am
Join us for this one-hour virtual event with #BlackinSchool author Habiba Cooper Diallo. Habiba will be sharing a reading and reflection of her book, #BlackinSchool, which documents her accounts of racism in the education system as a high school student. This event is hosted in partnership by the North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library, North Shore Restorative Justice Society and Impact North Shore.
Learn more and register online: https://impactnorthshore.ca/our-workshops/author-visit-habiba-cooper-diallo/